Opportunities, challenges face uWaterloo Abu Dhabi campus

April 27, 2008

Earlier this year the University of Waterloo announced it would establish an overseas campus in Abu Dhabi. Last week, the UW senate discussed the progress of the branch campus. While economic indicators are relatively high and the United Arab Emirates' score of "corruption" in business has significantly dropped, starting a business in the Middle Eastern country appears to be difficult, as the country ranks 77th on the Ease of Doing Business Index. The senate discussed issues about accreditation, gender segregation, and financial risk. uWaterloo Daily Bulletin